If you're in London right now you might want to look out your window. It's disturbing to say the least.
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When Dara Khosrowshahi took over the role of Uber CEO from company founder Travis Kalanick, no one thought it was going to be an easy transition. In just over a month, the new CEO has had to deal with numerous major crises left in the wake of Kalanick's tenure. Now even more trouble is rocking the company and the board is set to vote on limiting Kalanick's influence.
Uber, the troubled amateur cab company, has experienced yet another setback in its plan to take over the world. The city of London just revoked Uber's licence to operate in the city. Transport For London (TfL) released a statement saying that Uber's licence would formally expire on September 30. Uber says that it will appeal the decision and will operate as usual until the matter is settled.
British prime minister Teresa May said on Wednesday that the tenants management organisation responsible for the Grenfell Estate, where a violent tower fire killed at least 80 people in June, will be stripped of their responsibilities. Why? Turns out they have done a terrible job managing the aftermath of that disaster. In fact, it sounds like the past two months have been an absolute nightmare for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower.
Video: The London underground and subway is made up of one of the most complex tunnel systems in the world. As a commuter, it's hard to see the beauty of that complex maze racing through it every morning on the way to work, but this short film manages to paint those endless tunnels as a work of art.
Experts and politicians are pointing fingers in an effort to explain what caused the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed at least 12 and injured dozens more on Wednesday. Quite unfortunately, all fingers appear to be pointing in the same direction, at a new aluminium rainscreen cladding installed, in part, to make the building more attractive to wealthy neighbours in luxury flats nearby.
On Saturday night, three men used a large van to attack pedestrians on London Bridge, exited the vehicle with knives, stabbed more victims and were eventually shot by police. In response, the Prime Minister of the UK has called for "international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning."
Video: OK, it's probably hell if you actually try it. Alex Gorosh visited 13 museums in London, saw more than 140,000 works of art, and walked more than 35km in one day in an attempt to see all the art there is to see in London. He didn't even see more than one per cent of the art in the city. That's because London has 92 museums and more than 20 million works of art.
"8000 locust, 2000 crickets, 4000 cockroaches. See you tomorrow night," was the text Huck Magazine writer Michael Segalov received hours before activists unleashed those exact breeds and quantities of insects inside a Byron burger location in London. The bugs came from activists upset by some recent anti-immigration activities at the chain and their vengeance was swift.
One of the main reasons why the Nazi Germany finally lost World War II was Hitler's failed strategic bombing campaign of the United Kingdom. The Blitz lasted for eight months from September 1940 to May 1941, and the Luftwaffe bombers attacked 16 British cities. Over a period of 267 days, London was attacked 71 times, including 57 consecutive nights of raids on the capital.
The first underwater tunnel ever built opened in London in 1843, paving a path for cities everywhere to expand beneath rivers and oceans. Today, the tunnel's grand entrance hall reopens to the public for the first time in 147 years. The underground event space is part of an engineering museum that celebrates the famous family who built the tunnel -- and much of London.